Articles posted December 30, 2010

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HRRN Wins Eclipse for BC Broadcast

Horse Racing Radio Network has won the 2010 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multi-media internet category for its live coverage of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, held Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs.

Equine Racing Fatalities: Does Track Surface Matter? (AAEP 2010)

The horse racing industry is continuously working to make the sport safer for all parties involved, and in 2008, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) mandated the use of synthetic track in an attempt to reduce the number of catastrophic injuries that took place on California racing surfaces. To see if the switch was a success, Rick Arthur, DVM, the eq...

Washington State Vet Clinic to Host Operation Gelding Clinic

With many horse owners still struggling to make ends meet in the current economic downturn, the horse industry continues to look for a ways to help with the ongoing unwanted horse problem. With the support of the Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Gelding, the Tacoma Equine Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., is providing a low-cost castration clinic to stru...

Clenbuterol Banned in Equine Canada Sanctioned Competitions

As of Jan. 1, 2011, clenbuterol (Ventipulmin) will no longer be a permitted medication in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions. As a result, horses competing in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions with a positive test result for clenbuterol will be sanctioned as per the Equine Canada penalty tables and drug classification system as a Class II...

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